While everyone has been busy drooling over Marni for H&M's quirky prints, designer Marni Consuelo Castiglioni had a more streamlined and graphic vibe in mind for her Fall 2012 collection.
The first look to come out--a bright red cape coat, paired with pale blue trousers and a blouse with a black collar--set the tone for the sharp-lined and boldly colorful show. Next came a series of dresses and coats, which followed the same aesthetic: Dresses were colorblocked and graphic, and the outerwear was belted at the waist and neck, and all were adorned with ample square pockets. One of our favorite looks was a skirt and shirt combo, which had a modern, geometric print in an intrinsically Marni palette of blush, black and brown.
Consuelo Castiglioni had a lot of fun with fur this season, using it to embellish collars and hems in colors ranging from fire-engine red to camel to pale yellow. One of the more inventive pieces in the collection was a fur stole, which had utilitarian pockets attached to the end, and was belted at the waist, creating a sort of backless vest. Hard to explain but trust us: Cool.
Towards the end, the designer did give us some of her much-loved quirky prints in the form of a black-and-white doodle print on a shirt-and-pants combo, a pale pink paisley print dress, and a large feather print in black and in white. There were also a few black-and-gold brocade outfits, and a gorgeous black top embellished with florets of off-white and sparkly gold fabric.
Maybe some of these will end up on an encore of her Marni for H&M collection. A girl can dream.